Appendix B: Journalism Freedom: 1980–2008 (Country Ratings from Freedom House) - Costa Rica
Population (2010, proj.): 4,640,000
Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $5,520
Date of Independence: September 15, 1821 (from Spain)
Date of Last Constitution: November 7, 1949
A comparative lake of stability in Central America, Costa Rica enjoys a robust free press, though media ownership is concentrated and conservative in tone. Radio listening is widespread and newspapers ...